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MENLO PARK

Caltrain strikes car stuck in traffic at Ravenswood Avenue rail crossing

A woman sustained minor injuries after the car she was driving was struck by a train at the Ravenswood Avenue rail crossing...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Calypso41, on Oct 31, 2018 at 7:38 pm | 43 comments | 4837 Views

MENLO PARK

La Entrada Middle School floods after water main break

A water main break near La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park on Thursday, Oct. 25, flooded classrooms, including a new...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 2652 Views

MENLO PARK

Hotel developer, neighbors must compromise, commissioners say

After spending years redesigning plans for a proposed Hampton Inn hotel at 1704 El Camino Real in Menlo Park in response...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:24 pm | 21 comments | 1396 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves interim city manager contract

The Menlo Park City Council on Monday approved a contract with Starla Jerome-Robinson to serve as interim city manager. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm | 3 comments | 1785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher charged with engaging in sex acts with minor

A teacher from Redwood City has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sex acts with a minor, according to the San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3373 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven structure fire quickly extinguished

A fire at a single-story home on Chilco Street in Menlo Park Saturday afternoon was extinguished in about 15 minutes, according...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2018
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 1041 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council candidates have raised more than $75,000 for November election

As one of two incumbents running for a third term on the Menlo Park City Council, Mayor Peter Ohtaki has raised the most...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 29, 2018 at 11:29 am | 16 comments | 3441 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holman, Scharff vie for Ward 5 seat on open space district

Their Palo Alto City Council tenures may be coming to an end, but Karen Holman and Greg Scharff are preparing to square off...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2018
Last comment by palo alto neighbor, on Oct 28, 2018 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 1249 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Interim city manager candidate named

With the departure of Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre imminent, the city announced that a candidate for interim city...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Oct 28, 2018 at 8:30 am | 4 comments | 2988 Views

MENLO PARK

A roundup of election stories

The Almanac has published a number of stories about local races over the past few weeks. We've gathered our efforts here...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by (wo)menlo Voter., on Oct 27, 2018 at 8:57 am | 4 comments | 4330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Records show Surf Air owes county $328,371 in taxes

The commuter airline Surf Air has hardly been in the good graces of a vocal contingent of area residents bothered by its...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 27, 2018 at 8:49 am | 21 comments | 2580 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia teachers receive 3.5 percent raise

The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a 3.5 pay increase and a new contract for members of the...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Soccoro Fuentes, on Oct 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm | 1 comment | 952 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Complaint filed against Samsung for alleged religious discrimination against Muslim man

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint against Samsung on behalf of a Muslim man who alleges religious...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Equality , on Oct 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1238 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Informing candidates and getting out the vote

At about this time in 2017, Democratic Party activist JoAnn Loulan and 14 other Portola Valley professional women —...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2018
Last comment by votevotevotevotevote, on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 292 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo fire board approves new firefighter contract

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board has approved a five-year contract with the 102-member firefighters' union...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 26, 2018 at 12:43 am | 25 comments | 3916 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Restore power of municipalities to pass robust rent control

The Bay Area is currently in the midst of the worst housing crisis in its history. By the time it is over, the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2018
Last comment by Big gubmint, on Oct 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm | 6 comments | 237 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council: Three seats, eight candidates

For Menlo Park's inaugural district elections, there are eight candidates vying for three City Council seats. Meet the candidates....

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by What about 3 and 5, on Oct 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm | 5 comments | 16097 Views

WOODSIDE

Who is Woodside council candidate Sean Scott?

The Woodside Town Council has four open seats and five candidates running for them. With the election around the corner,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2018
Last comment by Chris Shaw, on Oct 25, 2018 at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | 1250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election 2018: $49.5 million bond for Portola Valley schools on ballot

A $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the Portola Valley School District's two campuses...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2018
Last comment by No on Measure Z, on Oct 25, 2018 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 546 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Editorial endorsement: Yes on Portola Valley school bond, Measure Z

Should residents of the Portola Valley School District support Measure Z, the $49.5 million bond measure that will raise...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2018
Last comment by No on Measure Z, on Oct 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 1607 Views
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Salt & Straw Palo Alto to open Nov. 23
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